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'Designer baby' fears from campaigners

Dr David King, from the campaign group Human Genetics Alert, believes the proposal to allow the creation of three-person babies is "hi-tech medicine at its worst".

"Medical researchers are crossing the crucial ethical line that will open the door to designer babies based on scientific misinformation and ignoring majority public opposition," he said.

"There are already safe and reliable ways to avoid these conditions, so why put the child's health at risk purely so that mothers can be genetically related to them?"

  • 03 Feb 2015
  • From the section Health